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Special meeting to vote on a new constitution

Cape York NRM members will vote on a proposed new constitution at a special general meeting in August.

It has been developed over the past six months, drawing on experience from Cape York NRM’s first decade of operation.

CEO John Gavin said the 10th anniversary is a good opportunity to review and strengthen governance arrangements.

“We serve the people and communities of our region. Over the years, we’ve seen what works and what could work better,” Mr Gavin said.

“We’re not changing our goals or our purpose. We’ll continue to support projects that deliver real benefits for the Cape York community.”

Cape York NRM Chair, Emma Jackson, said the proposed changes are based on a broad and thorough review.

“It’s time to draw on our experience, and the thoughts of Directors current and past, to design a structure that provides the most opportunities and outcomes for our people and our landscapes.

“The proposed constitution reflects our responsibility to our members, and the next generations, to grow, change and adapt,” Mrs Jackson said.

Mr Gavin said the changes will enhance the influence of members and reflect the many ways that people live in and associate with the region.

“The changes proposed at Board level will lead to broader representation, and make sure we have the most effective governance arrangements in place.

“I encourage our members to support the proposed constitution,” Mr Gavin said.

The vote will take place at a special general meeting at Wolverton Station on Friday 13 August.

Members can vote in person or by proxy. Those attending the meeting are welcome to camp for the night at Wolverton Station. There’ll be a celebration BBQ, with food provided. BYO drinks.

View the proposed constitution in News on our website. 

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